Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies

Web Resources

The links listed below may be of assistance to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of who we are as a Catholic University in the Franciscan tradition. The resources may also provide valuable materials for faculty members who wish to integrate the Catholic and Franciscan tradition into courses. Many of the websites include online publications. Please observe appropriate copyright guidelines when sharing and/or duplicating articles.

Please contact the Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies for assistance in integrating into courses any aspect of the Catholic Franciscan tradition. The Francis and Clare Library contains many excellent resources. Other titles can be purchased as needed.

Anyone who wishes a basic introduction to Francis and Clare of Assisi will find numerous books in the Francis and Clare Library. A recent book entitled Francis of Assisi: Performing the Gospel Life by Lawrence Cunningham (2004) includes a helpful commentary on books related to Francis and Clare and their followers.

** Resource links are provided for the user's convenience. By providing these links, the Neumann Institute does not necessarily endorse these web sites, their content, or their sponsoring organizations.

On the Catholic Tradition

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

From Franciscan Media

On the Franciscan Tradition

From the Commission on the Retrieval of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition

Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities

Digital Franciscans

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

Franciscans International

Franciscan Federation

On Social Justice, Care of Creation, and Peacemaking

Catholic Identity

Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic Relief Services

A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

Education for Peace and Justice (contact Neumann Library or Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies to obtain password)

Franciscan Action Network

Annotated bibliography of websites related to Peacemaking

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (This website will lead to many other excellent resources and links)

Sustainability Resources:

Catholic Climate Covenant

Sustainability Toolkit

On Prayer

Annotated bibliography of websites related to Prayer

On Spirituality and the College Student

From the Higher Education Research Center of UCLA

On Service Learning

Campus Compact

National Youth Leadership Council

From Miami Dade College

Information on Lay Involvement in the Franciscan Mission

Franciscan Volunteers . . . No Risk, No Gain

The Saint Katharine Drexel Region of the Secular Franciscan Order

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Companions Program